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Man robbed trying to sell laptop

Published On: Aug 16 2013 09:04:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 09:05:47 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison man who arranged to sell his laptop on the Internet was robbed when he tried to meet with an interested buyer, according to police.

The 24-year-old victim told police he advertised the laptop for sale using a local website and arranged to meet the buyer in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 4500 block of East Washington Avenue.

The victim said that when he arrived Thursday night a man pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the victim and demanded the computer.

Police said the robber fled on foot with the laptop.

Police tried unsuccessfully to track the robber with a K-9.

The robber is described as black, in his 20s, 6 feet tall with a thin build and short dreadlocks. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark long-sleeve shirt, a puffy winter vest and dark pants.

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